10 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Starting at $20

We found V-Day gifts for every personality type that are so much better than last-minute chocolate.

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The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on. But before cupid’s arrow has time to strike, you’ll need to brainstorm what you’d like to get your significant other for the lovey-dovey holiday.

With Valentine’s Day falling so closely behind other winter holidays, you may be a little stumped in the gift-giving department. Not to worry! Before you resort to flowers or chocolate (c’mon, you’re more creative than that!), take a lookie-loo at our comprehensive Valentine’s Day gift guide. It’s filled with last-minute yet meaningful gifts that pertain to your boo’s interests, whether they’re into reading, cooking, beauty, traveling, and more.

Finding a gift that relates to a hobby is not only thoughtful, but it shows your partner you’re aware of what brings them joy—and that you’ve taken an interest in, well, their interests. Consider a Valentine’s Day gift a physical reminder that you support your lover through and through, which can strengthen your relationship.

Consider this your call to not fall back on the basic rose bouquet and box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Do cupid (and your S.O.) proud with one of these thoughtful, affordable, and last-minute gifts below.

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For the bookworm: Bookworm Tote Bag

book worm tote

There are two things bookworms can never have enough of: books and tote bags to carry their books (okay, and bookmarks, too). Made out of durable canvas, this sturdy tote can hold upwards of six books.

$20.25 at Etsy
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For the mixologist: 12-Piece Esmula Bartender Kit

cocktail shaker set
Courtesy of Amazon

You’re not a real cocktail master if you don’t have your own bartending kit. This setup has everything your S.O. needs to whip up a spicy margarita, martini, old-fashioned, or what have you. A standing organizer is included for easy and compact storage.

$33.99 at Amazon
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For the fashionista: Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L

lululemon cross body bag

Thanks to TikTok, this Lululemon staple is everywhere, and for good reason. Designed for on-the-go, the bag can be worn around the waist as a belt or as a crossbody. It keeps arms and hands-free and offers more security compared to shoulder bags.

$38 at Lululemon
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For the outdoorsy type: Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

camping hammock

Available in 15 color patterns, the Wise Owl portable hammock can support two people (did someone say cuddles?) and promises a setup time of less than five minutes. It’s perfect for both camping and backyard stargazing, and height adjustable.

$41.46 at Amazon
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For the cook: Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor with Compact Storage

Hamilton Beach Food Processor
Hamilton Beach

If your valentine shows their love through cooking, give them a gift that keeps on giving. A food processor won’t only make them feel like a professional chef, but it will cut their prep time and mess in half. Now, they can spend less time cutting and slicing and more time actually cooking!

$65.99 at Hamilton Beach
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For the beauty lover: Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

rare beauty lip gloss

As a makeup aficionado, your boo probably has every trending TikTok beauty product under the sun but Selena Gomez’s liquid blush is one that’s recently popped off. The liquid product, which comes in both matte and radiant finishes, is sold in over 10 colors.

$23 at Sephora
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For the music lover: HAISSKY Bluetooth Shower Speaker

bluetooth speaker

Take your partner’s shower concert to new heights with a wireless shower speaker. The speaker boasts a six-hour battery life and can be submerged in up to three feet of water. Connect via Bluetooth to blast tunes, listen to an audiobook, or take a long-distance call — *wink, wink.*

$25.99 at Amazon
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For the horticulturist: Booksandetcetera Blush Lavender Dried Flower Arrangement

fake floral arrangement

While fresh flowers are a timeless, thoughtful gift, they often don’t live long enough for us to fully enjoy them. Instead, opt for a dried flower arrangement this Valentine’s Day. You can pick from a wide selection of sizes and flowers, and the preserved buds last for years!

$23 at Etsy
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For the aspiring influencer: Sensyne 10” Ring Light with 50” Extendable Tripod Stand

ring light

If your lover is trying to get their TikTok or Instagram off the ground, help get them one step closer by upgrading their content studio with a ring light. Go ahead and snap a few selfies together, too, while you’re at it!

$29.99 at Amazon
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For the world traveler: CalPak Packing Cubes 5-Piece Set

packing cubes
CalPak Travel

Those with a zest for wanderlust will appreciate this thoughtful gift. Packing cubes make cramming clothes, shoes, and other essentials so much easier. Plus, you can store clean and dirty items separately, organize clothes by outfit or material, and keep shoes locked away.

$68 at CalPak
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Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies!

A previous version of this story was published in February 2019. It has been updated to reflect new information.

Emily Weaver
Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer — though, she’ll never pass up the opportunity to talk about women’s health and sports (she thrives during the Olympics). Read more
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